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Creative Writing in Nature

Course code: M16P197
Type: Short Courses
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: Gateway Adult Education Centre
FE Tuition - £87.00

About the course

In this course you will be writing from your memory so that you can create your writer’s voice. We will explore character development, set the scene and use dialogue. We will use a range of literary techniques to increase confidence in creative writing.

Creative writing can:

· Help you to gain more confidence and improve your self esteem

· Improve your career options by enhancing your writing skills

· Widen your social circle by connecting with others

Level: All levels are welcome

Why choose us

Shropshire Community Learning has an excellent reputation for delivering enjoyable, informative and interesting community learning courses. These enable students to develop or enhance their skills, leading to better job prospects, finding new friends and improving their self confidence and self esteem.

What you could do next

Further Nature writing courses.

Popular modules

By the end of the course you can expect to be able to do the following

  • To understand what memoir is

  • To identify some features of nature memoir

  • To participate in a variety of nature writing activities

  • To identify some writer’s methods and employ them in your own writing

Key facts

The college/ tutor will supply:

Readings from popular nature memoirs, spare paper and pencils, specimens, a hand lens to share*

*You may want to bring your own writing notebook and pencil.

About the tutor:

Carolyn is a writer and teacher with a special interest in English and outdoor learning. She began teaching creative writing 30 years ago, has taught in universities and schools and is an Associate Tutor with the Field Studies Council.

This course runs for 5 weeks on the following dates:

26th September to 24th October 2024

7th November to 5th December 2024

Each session costs £87

Assessment methods

Ongoing assessment by tutor and self.

Entry requirements